30/05/2018 11:16 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam, Venezuela step up defence ties

Major General Ngo Minh Tien, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) has called on the Vietnamese and Venezuelan armies to exchange delegations and experience in Party-building and political and logistics work.

He made the appeal while hosting a reception for a delegation of Venezuela’s Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces led by Lieut. Gen. Omar Alexis Montes Meza, head of the operation division, in Hanoi on May 29.

Tien stressed that Vietnam remembers the support of Venezuelan people during the country’s struggle for national liberation and reunification.

He highlighted consolidated ties between the two countries’ armies in recent days, especially the Venezuelan Defence Ministry’s dispatch of high-ranking defence researchers to Vietnam and its opening of a defence attaché office in Hanoi in August 2017.

For his part, Omar Alexis Montes Meza said the visit offers an opportunity for Venezuelan officers to learn from the VPA’s experience in logistics services and other areas, thus enhancing friendship between the two countries’ people and armies.